DETROIT
FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: The River Run Church of the Nazarene in Detroit will be holding a family movie night on Friday, October 24th at 6 PM in the Town Meeting room of the Detroit Town Hall. Those attending will select the movie to be viewed from a collection of contemporary Christian and family friendly favorites. The event is free and open to the public. Popcorn and beverages will be available. The Town Hall is located at 35 South Main Street in Detroit. For more information, please call or leave a message at 487-5517 or email riverrunaz@midmaine.com.
FREE COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP MEAL: The River Run Church of the Nazarene will be hosting a free community fellowship meal on Sunday, October 26th at the Detroit Town Hall. The meal will begin 1 PM and food will be available until 2 PM or while supplies last. The menu for this meal is minestrone soup, salad, bread, dessert and beverages. The meal is free and open to all. The Town Hall is located at 35 South Main Street in Detroit. For more information, please call or leave a message at 487-5517 or email riverrunaz@midmaine.com.
HARTLAND
SCHOLARSHIP JAMBOREE: The Community Couples Club of Hartland will host a Scholarship Jamboree from 6 to 8 PM on Saturday, October 25th at the Irving Tanning Community Center. The program features local performers including Kathy and Buzz Vanadestine and friends from the Northern Chapter of the Maine Country Music Association. Admission is $5 per person; $3 for students age twelve and up, and free for younger children. Tickets will be sold at the door. A 50-50 raffle is planned. Refreshments will be on sale beginning a half-hour before show time. All proceeds benefit the club’s annual scholarship for a Nokomis Regional High School senior. The Community Center is located at 62 Elm Street.
NEWPORT
BASKETBALL SIGN-UPS: Newport Recreation Department basketball sign-ups will be held for third and fourth graders from Monday, October 20th through Friday, October 31st. Kindergarten through second grade and fifth and sixth grade students can sign up on Monday, October 20th until Friday, November 7th at the Newport Town Office, located at 23 Water Street.
ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICE: Everyone is welcome to attend North Newport Christian Church’s annual Harvest Festival Service on Sunday, October 26th at 2 PM. Amanda and Michael Cushman will provide special music at the service. The church is located at 560 Mullen Road on Route 222. Refreshments will be served.
PUBLIC SUPPER: Sebasticook Valley Snowmobile Club will hold its annual Landowners/Hunters Public Supper on Saturday, November 1st from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at the Big A Clubhouse on Durham Bridge Road in Newport. The supper is free to landowners with a ticket and members who have paid membership by Saturday, November 1st. The cost to the general public is $7 for adults, $3 for children aged five through twelve and free for children under the age of five. The menu will include baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, biscuits and an assortment of homemade pies.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: Jumpstart your holiday gift list on Saturday, November 8th from 9 AM to 1 PM at the High Street Church’s Christmas craft fair. The event will feature baskets, crafts, a white elephant table, homemade pies, breads and doughnuts, a chowder lunch and a raffle with great prizes. The church is located at 24 High Street.
MONTHLY FREE PUBLIC LUNCHEON: Peoples United Methodist Church in Newport is having a free public luncheon every month beginning on Saturday, October 25th from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The meal will include soups/biscuit, sandwiches, casseroles and a dessert. There will also be Fellowship and music. All are welcome. The church is located at 131 Main Street in Newport.
AMERICAN LEGION BINGO AND COSTUME CONTEST: American Legion Post 105 in Newport will have a costume contest on Bingo Night, Tuesday, October 28th. Prizes will be awarded for funniest and scariest costume. Come join the fun. The kitchen opens at 5 PM and early bird games start at 6:30 PM. For more information, call Gary Braley at 356-2637. The American Legion is located at 82 North Street in Newport.
CORINNA
CANCER PRAYER AND SUPPORT GROUP: The Corinna Cancer Prayer and Support Group meets every third Tuesday of the month at the Corinna United Methodist Church parsonage next to the church on the Dexter Road from 4 to 5 PM. This month the meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 21st. For more information, please call Carol at 278-7952.
HUNTERS BREAKFAST: There will be a Junior Hunters Breakfast sponsored by Pacific Lodge #64 Anchor Club. It will be at the Corinna American Legion Hall located at 47 Maple Street in Corinna on Saturday, October 25th. Breakfast will be served from 5 to 8 AM. The cost will be $5 per person. Everyone is welcome.
RIPLEY
LADIES AID FALL FAIR: The Ripley United Methodist Church is having a Ladies Aid Fall Fair on Saturday, October 25th. The church is located at 12 West Ripley Road.
FALLTASTIC FAMILY FUN DAY: The Ripley United Methodist Church is having a Falltastic Family Fun Day on Sunday, October 26th at 2 PM. The theme for the event is Halloween. The church is located at 12 West Ripley Road.
CANAAN
CONTRA DANCE: There will be a contra dance on Saturday, October 25th starting at 8 PM. The dance will feature live music with Northstar Sisters and John McIntire will be the caller. All levels are welcome, all dances are taught, no partners necessary. Come dance in the historic Canaan Farmers Hall on Main Street in downtown Canaan Village on Route 2. Admission is $7 a person. For more information, contact Scott Price at canaanfarmershall@gmail.com or 399-8454 or visit www.canaanmaine.com.
BURNHAM
SPAGHETTI SUPPER AND CONCERT: Winnecook Christian Church is having a spaghetti supper and concert on Friday, October 24th. The supper will begin at 5 PM and the concert begins at 6 PM. Admission is by donation. A love offering will be taken for the concert. Proceeds will benefit the church, located at 4 Chapel Lane in Burnham.
DOVER-FOXCROFT
HARVEST PARTY: Living Word Assembly of God in Dover-Foxcroft is having a free harvest party on Friday, October 31st from 6 to 8 PM. There will be lots of games and candy. Prizes will be given. This event is for children up to age thirteen. No costumes please. The church is located at 176 East Main Street.
CANDIDATES MAINE EVENT: "Candidates Maine Event" will be held at the Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft at 5 PM on Thursday, October 23rd. The night will feature appearances and/or representatives of the gubernatorial, senatorial, congressional, state and local candidates expressing their views on energy initiatives, eminent domain, the east west corridor and related issues. Center Theatre is located at 20 East Main Street. For more information, contact 564-2015, 564-8687, or 924-3836.
CAMBRIDGE
PUMPKIN PARTY: Cambridge Baptist Church is hosting a Pumpkin Party for children on Friday, October 24th at 6 PM. This is a free event for children ages four years to sixth grade. There will be many fun activities including games and decorating pumpkins. The church is located at 9 North Road in Cambridge. For more information, please call 277-3234.
DEXTER
VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASS: Taste your way to better health. The Seventh-Day Adventist Church invites everyone to their vegetarian cooking class on Tuesday, October 28th at 6:30 PM. Learn new recipes and a breakfast menu. The church is located at 103 Spring Street in Dexter. For more information, call 478-2752.
STETSON
FALL SUPPER: The Widows and orphans at the Stetson Food Cupboard are having their fall supper to benefit the Thanksgiving Baskets on Saturday, October 25th at 5 PM at the Stetson Meeting House. The menu includes: baked beans, casseroles, salads, breads and desserts. The cost is by donation. A raffle will be drawn at 6:30 PM. The Meeting House is located on Route 222.
RUN TO STAY WARM 5K RUN/WALK: There will be a run to stay warm 5k on Saturday, October 25th at 9 AM in the parking lot of the Stetson Union Church. The race will benefit the Stetson Union Church heating fund for the upcoming winter.
The course is an out and back timed event. There will be mile markers and water at the turn-around. Awards for both racers and walkers will be presented after the completion of the 5k run/walk. Fall fest activities including games, hot dogs dunk the pastor, a craft sale and more will take place after the race. Registration is $10 if registered before Friday, October 24th, $15 for registration on the day of and $3 for kids to run for fun. Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Stetson/RunToStayWarm5k or from 8 to 8:45 on race day.
For more information, call Maryanna Ray at 717-7587 or maryannaray@yahoo.com.
HARMONY
CRAFT FAIR TABLES AVAILABLE: Tables are available for a craft fair at the Harmony Community Center on Saturday, November 22nd from 9 AM to 3 PM. Six foot tables are available for $10 each and eight foot tables are $15. For more information, call Carolyn at 683-5237 or Cheryl at 683-5621. Proceeds will benefit the building repairs. The Community Center is located on Main Street in Harmony.
PALMYRA
COMMUNITY PRAYER SERVICE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS: There will be a community prayer service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church on Tuesday, October 21st at 6:30 PM to give thanks for and pray for the many First Responders in the community. Law enforcement personnel, firefighters, EMTs, and others are prepared daily to respond to any call of need, day or night. The public is invited to gather and pray for their safety and well-being and show thanks for their service. The prayer service will be in recognition of the First Responders serving the communities of Canaan, Detroit, Hartland, Newport, Palmyra, Pittsfield, Plymouth, St. Albans and Skowhegan. Following the service there will be refreshments and fellowship in the St. Martin’s Parish Hall. For more information, please contact Reverend Laura Peckham at 512-6710. The church is located at 900 Main Street in Palmyra.